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String Groups

INSTRUMENTS AND MATERIALS:

  • String instrument sizes fit the student, who should be measured by the teacher or the strings retailer.

  • For violin rentals, contact Stamell Strings at (845) 337-3030, Amadeus Strings at (845) 486-7617, or Joseph Regh Violins at (845) 297-2521.

  • Rental allows you to change violin size if the student is a growing child, and rental fees may often be applied to purchase when ready.  Some dealers allow trade-ins on purchased instruments as well.

  • Purchase of some low-cost music textbooks may be needed, depending on the instructor and the class.

VIOLIN GROUPS FOR KIDS:


All kids’ violin groups include parental instruction and encourage parent engagement with the child’s practice routine. Instruments required by the third session. It is recommended that students register for a 4/30-minute lesson package in addition to the following courses. For violin rentals, please contact the recommended retailers after children are measured on the first class date. No class 11/30.

 

MUX 120      VIOLIN FOR BEGINNERS (AGES 4 TO 5) 

(6 Sessions) Includes parental instruction. This small group class consists of 6 group sessions. This class is for young children who want to begin to learn to play the violin. Goals are to develop focus, balance, rhythm and musical sense in a loving and supportive environment and to prepare parent and child for successful violin study. No class 11/30.

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10 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. (S) 9/14 - 10/19 DCC A. Heaton $89
11 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. (S) 10/26 - 12/7 DCC A. Heaton $89

 

MUX 121      VIOLIN FOR BEGINNERS (AGES 6 TO 8) 

(6 Sessions) Includes parental instruction. This small group class consists of 6 group sessions. This class is for young children who want to begin to learn to play the violin. Goals are to develop focus, balance, rhythm and musical sense in a loving and supportive environment and to prepare parent and child for successful violin study. No class 11/30.

Click dates below to register.

10 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (S) 9/14 - 10/19 DCC A. Heaton $89
11 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (S) 10/26 - 12/7 DCC A. Heaton $89

 

MUX 122      VIOLIN FOR ADVANCED BEGINNERS (AGES 5 TO 8) 

(6 Sessions) This class is for students who have taken at least one prior semester of violin study. More emphasis will be given to individual technique, and playing as an ensemble with harmony. Music notation and reading will also be introduced. No class 11/30.

Required Materials: "I Can Read Music" Volume 1 by Joanne Martin.

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10 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. (S) 9/14 - 10/19 DCC A. Heaton $89
11 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. (S) 10/26 - 12/7 DCC A. Heaton $89


VIOLIN GROUPS FOR AGES 14 TO ADULT:


MUX 621       VIOLIN FOR BEGINNERS (AGES 14 TO ADULT)

(6 Sessions) Drawing a sound from a stringed instrument is a uniquely satisfying experience.  Anyone curious about the violin – whether you studied as a child or are a complete beginner- is welcome to join.  Learn the natural motions that let you produce beautiful sound with ease.  By the end of the class you'll be playing some of your favorite songs! (No class 11/27)

Required materials: “Artistry in Strings, Book 1 (Violin)” by Robert S. Frost and Gerald Fischbach, and “The ABC's of Violin for the Absolute Beginner” by Janice Tucker Rhoda.  

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25 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (W) 9/11 - 10/16 SP D. Fiedler $119
26 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (W) 10/23 - 12/4 SP A. Heaton $119


MUX 623      VIOLIN FOR CONTINUING BEGINNERS (AGES 14 TO ADULT)

(6 Sessions) This class is for adults who are able to play the violin at a beginner level, including basic bow strokes and one octave scales. We play easy duos and trios, and studies for violin ensemble. A brief audition, either in person or by video, is required for those new to the Academy. Contact laura.doe@sunydutchess.edu to set up an appointment. Class materials to be determined by the instructor.  (No class 11/28   

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25 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (R) 9/12 - 10/17 SP D. Fiedler $119
26 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (R) 10/24 - 12/5 SP A. Heaton $119


MUX 622      VIOLIN FOR INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS (AGES 14 TO ADULT)

(6 Sessions) The Intermediate class is for students who are able to play comfortably in first position, and have a good grasp of note-reading and rhythm. Repertoire will include ensemble pieces chosen by the instructor according to the number and level of the participants. Some examples from previous classes include duets from the Baroque period and those by Bela Bartok (2 or more per part). A brief audition, either in person or by video, is required for those new to the Academy. Contact laura.doe@sunydutchess.edu to set up an appointment.

Click dates below to register.

25 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (R) 9/12 - 10/17 SP D. Fiedler $119
26 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (R) 10/24 - 12/5 SP A. Heaton $119